Make the Journey
The Story in the Body Annual Retreat

June 20 - 24, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado

Connect to your personal story through Mythic Yoga™ by listening deeply to the body and chakras.

Explore ancient Hindu mythology and philosophy and how it has relevance to your life today.

Participate in master storytelling classes, memoir writing, gentle restorative yoga, yoga nidra, dream sharing, and more...

Express yourself and uncover your creativity as you receive personal coaching in the artistic storytelling process against the backdrop of the natural world of Boulder, Colorado, and Roosevelt National Forest.

For two days, create wands and staffs with Artist Wendy Rochman in her Blue Window Arts Studio (Rollinsville, CO) in Roosevelt National Forest, and explore art, hiking, meditation, friendship, and more!

Benefits of Attending the Retreat:

Rollinsville, CO retreat

Blue Window Arts Studio, Rollinsville, Colorado

Storytime Yoga retreat in CO

Wendy Rochman helps Scottie Bruch of Whitewood, South Dakota with her mask at the 2008 retreat

Yoga at the Storytime Retreat

Yoga at the 2010 retreat

art retreat Boulder


Rollinsville, CO retreat

Sydney leading family yoga class and Kirtan


View more photos in the Gallery!


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Cost is $549 for all 5 days if registration occurs before April 15; $599 if after.
Meals and lodging are extra.

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Schedule of the Retreat

Times are tentative, but activities usually start around 8:30 a.m. and last until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time (MST).

Plan to be at the Boulder Inn hotel around 8:30 a.m. the first day. Sydney and Wendy will pick you up from there, and decide on scheduling for the subsequent days.

Day 1
Mythic Yoga class – Narayana’s Dream – Personal Story
Memoir writing and the Body
Lunch in Nederland
Hike and Master Storytelling Class – Story Beginnings
Dinner on own.

Day 2
Mythic Yoga Class – Kali and Durga
Personal Story and memoir writing
Lunch on own
Master Storytelling class – Story Middles
Dinner on own.

Day 3
Story stick making with Artist Wendy Rochman in Rollinsville, CO.
Lunch together
Hike Roosevelt National Forest
Master Storytelling Class – Story Endings – Personal Story
Wand and staff making, continued.

Day 4
Finish Story sticks
Lunch together
Mythic Yoga Class – The Birth of Krishna
Dinner together in Nederland, CO

Day 5
Storytelling concert

Boulder is at an elevation of 5400 feet, with low humidity. Roosevelt National Forest is at an elevation of 10,000 feet. Altitude sickness is very possible! Plan to arrive a day early to acclimate! We spend two days in Boulder for this reason before climbing higher.
Meals are extra
Most evening meals are on your own
We will have lunch together on Monday in Nederland
Friday we will have dinner together in Nederland
After most sessions, we will be back at the Best Western Nederland by 5 p.m.



Please book your rooms as early as possible!
Group discounts and lodging available at:

Best Western Nederland
55 Lakeview Drive
Nederland, CO 80466
(303) 258-9463


Fly into Denver International Airport.
Super Shuttle can take you to your hotel, or you may use any ground transportation. See
Arrive at Best Western Nederland. Sydney and Wendy will pick you up from this hotel and drive you everywhere we need to go, including Wendy’s art studio in Rollinsville. If you stay elsewhere, you will need to arrange your own transportation to the hotel for pickup.

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What to Bring

Several layers of clothing, as Colorado weather can change quickly and become cold!
Good hiking or walking shoes
Yoga mat
Money for meals and discretionary spending

Also bring a story that you’re working on and want to receive coaching on. It should be no more than 10 minutes in length. Sydney will coach you on the beginning, middle, and end.

For wand-making, bring any found objects or items that have personal meaning to you that you might want to add to your wand or staff. Wendy suggests using special feathers and/or beads, or any natural objects that have a hole for stringing. You might also bring leather, lace, or corded ribbons for tying stuff on.

Questions / Comments

Contact if you have questions or comments about the retreat and/or separate training session.


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Sydney Solis

Sydney Solis

Wendy Rochman

Wendy Rochman


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